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University of Chicago Press

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  • The Outfitby Richard Stark

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 14.00

    You probably haven?t ever noticed them. But they?ve noticed you. They notice everything . That?s their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers? work habits, the positions of the security guards. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle... more...

  • The Chinese Maze Murdersby Robert van Gulik

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 13.00

    Poisoned plums, a cryptic scroll picture, passionate love letters, and a hidden murderer with a penchant for torturing and killing women lead Judge Dee to the heart of the Governor?s garden maze and the answers to three interwoven mysteries. The Chinese Maze Murders represents Robert van Gulik?s first venture into writing suspense novels after the... more...

  • The Party Decidesby Marty Cohen; David Karol; Hans Noel; John Zaller

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    Throughout the contest for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, politicians and voters alike worried that the outcome might depend on the preferences of unelected superdelegates. This concern threw into relief the prevailing notion that?such unusually competitive cases notwithstanding?people, rather than parties, should and do control presidential... more...

  • The Hunterby Richard Stark

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 14.00

    You probably haven?t ever noticed them. But they?ve noticed you. They notice everything . That?s their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers? work habits, the positions of the security guards. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle... more...

  • Theory and Realityby Peter Godfrey-Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 29.00

    How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is "really" like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality , Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the reader on a grand tour of one hundred years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to... more...

  • Science in the Age of Computer Simulationby Eric Winsberg

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Computer simulation was first pioneered as a scientific tool in meteorology and nuclear physics in the period following World War II, but it has grown rapidly to become indispensible in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including astrophysics, high-energy physics, climate science, engineering, ecology, and economics. Digital computer simulation... more...

  • Elephants and Kingsby Thomas R. Trautmann

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Because of their enormous size, elephants have long been irresistible for kings as symbols of their eminence. In early civilizations?such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Civilization, and China?kings used elephants for royal sacrifice, spectacular hunts, public display of live captives, or the conspicuous consumption of ivory?all of them tending... more...

  • We Were Adivasisby Megan Moodie

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In We Were Adivasis , anthropologist Megan Moodie examines the Indian state?s relationship to ?Scheduled Tribes,? or adivasis ?historically oppressed groups that are now entitled to affirmative action quotas in educational and political institutions. Through a deep ethnography of the Dhanka in Jaipur, Moodie brings readers inside the creative imaginative... more...

  • Handbook for Science Public Information Officersby W. Matthew Shipman

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    Whether sharing a spectacular shot from a deep-space probe, announcing a development in genetic engineering, or crafting an easy-to-reference list of cancer risk factors, science public information officers, or PIOs, serve as scientific liaisons, connecting academic, nonprofit, government, and other research organizations with the public. And as traditional... more...

  • The Rhetoric of Plato's Republicby James L. Kastely

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Plato isn?t exactly thought of as a champion of democracy, and perhaps even less as an important rhetorical theorist. In this book, James L. Kastely recasts Plato in just these lights, offering a vivid new reading of one of Plato?s most important works: the Republic . At heart, Kastely demonstrates, the Republic is a democratic epic poem and pioneering... more...